Old Fashioned Pea

Old Fashioned Pea

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  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 2 hr 30 min
  • Total: 2 hr 40 min
  • Serving: 6-8

Comfort food at its best, Old Fashioned Pea Soup will remind you of home.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon margarine
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 cup carrots,sliced
  • 1/2 cup celery, chopped
  • 1 ham bone
  • 1 package dried split peas
  • 1 can beer
  • 7 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 bay leaf
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Tabasco sauce

Directions

  1. In a large kettle melt butter. Add onion, carrots and celery. Cook over medium heat for 10 minutes.
  2. Add ham bone, peas, beer, water, bay leaf, thyme, vinegar, salt and Tabasco sauce. Cover and bring slowly to a boil. Reduce heat, skim foam from top; simmer gently covered for 2 hours.
  3. Remove ham bone, shred the meat, reserve. Discard ham bone and bay leaf. Puree soup in blender. Return soup to kettle, add meat, simmer 5 minutes.

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